AUTUMN / WINTER '18 STATEMENT
Melancholic Motels is an exploration of Oisín's interest in shaping garments through various fabrics and wiring.
' With my first collection under my own name, we feel it is important to define my ideas and designs in its simplest form. Autumn / Winter '18 is about introducing classic silhouettes which have been altered in length or slightly in shape.
The juxtaposition of using these uninhabited pink motels in Wildwood, New Jersey also assists us in exploring masculinities disposition of the colour pink. These motels and Wildwood itself were completely empty when we went to visit.
The underlaying sadness of pink versus these empty motels during the autumn sits perfectly with the aesthetic and story we want to tell. The happiness that these motels once brought to families and couples is no longer there.
Using only Irish sourced fabrics and manufacturing in Dublin, Ireland is also a key element to this collection. '
OISÍN HUNT BIO
Oisín Hunt is an Irish fashion designer living in New York.
During his education at the National University of Ireland where he received a BSc in Business and Management.
During that time he worked side by side with a prestigious tailor in Dublin City. In 2013 Oisín started his first brand. Dog Eat Dog (D.EA.D) which he used as an alias name to work and sell under.
Oisin created S/S '13, A/W '13, S/S '14 collections which all sold exclusively through his e-commerce website.
After a year in New York, Oisín moved to Berlin and released A/W '15.
In March 2016, Oisín presented his S/S '16 at Green on Red Gallery in Dublin City.
In 2017, Oisin has rebranded and decided to move forward under his own name.